“We don’t lack motivation, we lack opportunities.” (Mohammed, 25)
Imagine you have nothing to do but sitting around and waiting. Every single day. For six months. Nine months. Or more. Would that bore you? Make you feel useless? Discourage you?
This is why we are working on creating opportunities.
To find motivation and self-determination, many refugees feel the need to get out of the camp and do something meaningful. Volunteering makes them step out of the victim-role and gain self-confidence. It helps them improve their German language skills, get to know the German work culture and also make new friends.
All in all the involvement of refugees in volunteering facilitates integration and also changes the way refugees are perceived by German society.